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tonight, crude reality. despite the efforts of some to make us think it's all gone, turns out most of the oil that spilled into the gulf is still there. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's enough to make you believe that education, specifically fixing education, is now emerging as a real national goal. at least it's officially part of the national conversation. as you may know, we're hosting this multi-day summit here at rockefeller plaza in new york called "education nation." and today, the story advanced with news on education from the president of the united states on down. and some of the people in the fight seem actually hopeful that breakthroughs and real change could start coming fast. we want to begin our coverage tonight with lester holt here in the studio. lester, good evening. >> reporter: those gathered here agree the system has to be overhauled but changing the way we educate our kids means challenging long-held traditions and as that can be a very difficult conversation. >> it is my pleasure to welcome you to
tell us about another for tomorrow, but we're going to kick things off with rob who's been tracking the numbers. really high in some spots. >> in this case, record melting numbers. we're in san jose in the shade and i can show you here that in the shade here after 6:00, we are still close to 87 degree. the numbers we saw today in term of high temperatures, quite surprising. let's take a look at the maps. the records broken today, santa cr cruz, 103. san francisco, that broke a record. san jose, 96. this is a classic case of high pressure taking warmer air inland. statewide, a new high in l.a. of 113 degrees. looking at the temperatures now, plenty of 90s. 103 in gilroy. no signs of a sea breeze, which is impacting the air qualifity. let's show you what you can expect in terms of the winds. we're waiting for sea breeze to pick up. it's just not there this evening. the wind slightly onshore. as you can see, the headlines we have tomorrow morning, we're going to get off to a warm start. mostly 60s. high temperatures soaring into the 100s. george joins us and it's not just the heat, but
city do an amazing job, but there needs to be a balance in terms of us doing a better job in terms of evaluating teachers, also management doing a better job in terms of saying let's help train teachers up and if they can't do the job, don't let them have automatic tenure. >> there's a new movie out called "waiting for superman" it wa paints a dismal picture of education in this country. teachers unions are set up to protect their members to the detriment of learning, why is that an unfair assessment. >> i could go through it factually, i don't want to do that. this is what i was concerned about about that movie. there are thousands of public schools in the united states of america that do a great job. should we all be doing a better job? absolutely, yes. i saw your interview with the president yesterday, matt, i agreed with everything the president said, we all have to do a better job, the mayor is right, the global economy is really different. schooling is different today than when you and i went to school. the thinking skills are things that all kids need right now. the bottom l
, while all the legal challenges play s rune because the drug used for the committee ku execution is about to expire. they plan their protests. 76-year-old lyle brojan has been walking against the death penalty in california for 50 years. on execution day, he and many others walked 25 miles from san francisco to the gates of san quentin. >> you contemplate the death of a human being, deliberate killing of a human being against the backdrop of the marin hills, the golden gate bridge, the san francisco skyline, the beautiful bay, it's just a very moving, moving experience. >> while brojan prepares for his journey, the legal fight over brown's execution rages. governor schwarzenegger delayed the execution by 48 hours to consider a clemency request and to allow the riverside rape and murderer to file appeals. >> so they were forced to delay the execution until thursday to allow robert brown enough time to appeal in his case. >> reporter: the execution by lethal injection is now scheduled for 9:00 september 30th. but the department of corrections and rehabilitation says brown's execution may be
ellis shows us, some educators say charter schools are not worth their weight in results. >> noble academy charter school in euclid, ohio, has 240 students, a waiting list and 100% of its students have passed the state's reading test. >> i can say it is mostly from the help of the teachers and the support of the parents. >> reporter: charter schools are public schools that are federally funded but privately run. 5,000 charter schools operate in 39 states and washington, d.c., serving more than 1.5 million students and 300,000 more are on waiting lists. >> it is that partnership between parents and teachers in the community to come together in an area where maybe traditional public education has failed. >> reporter: but another 11 states don't allow charters at all. opponents of charter schools say taxpayer money should be used to fix traditional public schools rather than creating charter schools which have less federal oversight and often require students to win a lottery to attend. diane ravage, the former assistant secretary of education under the george h.w. bush administration
states to sell his plan to fix the economy. tracie potts is in washington, d.c. live with us this morning with the latest. good morning to you, tracie. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. you will see the president's events take on a distinct campaign-like feel. two goals swinging through several states. first of all, to energize young voters, and as you said, sell his economic recovery plan. it's a plan that now includes a new $30 billion fund for small businesses. he signed that into law yesterday. the idea is to provide them more money so these businesses can expand, and hopefully hire more workers and affect the low jobless rate in this country. this is a message he'll take to albuquerque, new mexico, today, as president obama continues with the white house called a series of backyard meetings with voters. something that worked in his campaign that he's hoping will work in this election as well. and then later tonight, a big rally at the university of wisconsin to draw those young voters. as we get closer to this election, more criticism from democrats, from the white house on republ
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